MinIO High Performance Object Storage

MinIO is a high performance object storage solution that provides an Amazon Web Services S3-compatible API and supports all core S3 features.

MinIO is built to deploy anywhere - public or private cloud, baremetal infrastructure, orchestrated environments, and edge infrastructure.

This site documents Operations, Administration, and Development of MinIO deployments on Linux platforms.

This documentation targets the latest stable version of MinIO: RELEASE.2022-12-07T00-56-37Z.

MinIO is released under dual license GNU Affero General Public License v3.0 and MinIO Commercial License.

You can get started exploring MinIO features using our play server at play is a public MinIO cluster running the latest stable MinIO server. Any file uploaded to play should be considered public and non-protected.

Quickstart for Linux

This procedure deploys a Standalone MinIO server onto Linux for early development and evaluation of MinIO Object Storage and its S3-compatible API layer.

For instructions on deploying to production environments, see Deploy MinIO: Multi-Node Multi-Drive.


  • Read, Write and Execute permissions on your local user folder (e.g. ~/minio).

  • Permission to install binaries to the system PATH (e.g. access to /usr/local/bin).

  • Familiarity with the Linux terminal or shell (Bash, ZSH, etc.).

  • A 64-bit Linux OS (e.g. RHEL 8, Ubuntu LTS releases).


  1. Install the MinIO Server

    The following tabs provide examples of installing MinIO onto 64-bit Linux operating systems using RPM, DEB, or binary. The RPM and DEB packages automatically install MinIO to the necessary system paths and create a systemd service file for running MinIO automatically. MinIO strongly recommends using RPM or DEB installation routes.

    Use the following commands to download the latest stable MinIO RPM and install it.

    wget -O minio.rpm
    sudo dnf install minio.rpm

    Use the following commands to download the latest stable MinIO DEB and install it:

    wget -O minio.deb
    sudo dpkg -i minio.deb

    Use the following commands to download the latest stable MinIO binary and install it to the system $PATH:

    chmod +x minio
    sudo mv minio /usr/local/bin/
  2. Launch the MinIO Server

    Run the following command from the system terminal or shell to start a local MinIO instance using the ~/minio folder. You can replace this path with another folder path on the local machine:

    mkdir ~/minio
    minio server ~/minio --console-address :9090

    The mkdir command creates the folder explicitly at the specified path.

    The minio server command starts the MinIO server. The path argument ~/minio identifies the folder in which the server operates.

    The minio server process prints its output to the system console, similar to the following:

    RootUser: minioadmin
    RootPass: minioadmin
    RootUser: minioadmin
    RootPass: minioadmin
       $ mc alias set myminio minioadmin minioadmin
    WARNING: Detected default credentials 'minioadmin:minioadmin', we recommend that you change these values with 'MINIO_ROOT_USER' and 'MINIO_ROOT_PASSWORD' environment variables.
  3. Connect Your Browser to the MinIO Server

    Open in a web browser to access the MinIO Console. You can alternatively enter any of the network addresses specified as part of the server command output. For example, Console: in the example output indicates two possible addresses to use for connecting to the Console.

    While the port 9000 is used for connecting to the API, MinIO automatically redirects browser access to the MinIO Console.

    Log in to the Console with the RootUser and RootPass user credentials displayed in the output. These default to minioadmin | minioadmin.

    MinIO Console displaying login screen

    You can use the MinIO Console for general administration tasks like Identity and Access Management, Metrics and Log Monitoring, or Server Configuration. Each MinIO server includes its own embedded MinIO Console.

    MinIO Console displaying bucket start screen

    For more information, see the MinIO Console documentation.

  4. (Optional) Install the MinIO Client

    The MinIO Client allows you to work with your MinIO server from the commandline.

    Download the mc client and install it to a location on your system PATH such as /usr/local/bin. You can alternatively run the binary from the download location.

    chmod +x mc
    sudo mv mc /usr/local/bin/mc

    Use mc alias set to create a new alias associated to your local deployment. You can run mc commands against this alias:

    mc alias set local minioadmin minioadmin
    mc admin info local

    The mc alias set takes four arguments:

    • The name of the alias

    • The hostname or IP address and port of the MinIO server

    • The Access Key for a MinIO user

    • The Secret Key for a MinIO user

    The example above uses the root user.

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